Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

Race Car roars into the Waikato

Race Car roars into the Waikato 

Balloons over Waikato Trust are excited to announce a Race Car will once again roar around Hamilton …. this time in the sky, with our 3rd special shape confirmed for Balloons over Waikato 2016 – The Race Car.

The Race Car Hot Air Balloon is 37m wide and 22m high, 10 times larger than a normal car and weighs 365 kgs. Because of its unconventional shape, it doesn’t have a landing system like a normal balloon, but has two large rip panels and 12 separate vents, which makes it a complex balloon to operate.

Pilot Lenny Cant from Belgium, is thrilled to return to Balloons over Waikato, after bringing a special shape to the festival in 2009. “Being a pilot and flying freely, drifting along with the winds in the arms of mother nature is a true privilege. Returning to NZ is something we have been working towards since our last visit, we are very excited to fly there again”.

The only Race Car special shape in the world, Race Car has its own facebook page, become a fan www.facebook.com/specialshape 

Don’t miss the Race Car at Balloons over Waikato, 16th – 20th March 2016.

Visit www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz

For more information contact

Jenni Muhlmann
Media & PR Manager
Balloons over Waikato
027 292 4220

Michele Connell
General Manager
Balloons over Waikato
021 608 883

ENDS

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